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Who Should I Draft?

Madison Bumgarner or Zac Gallen (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Zac Gallen
SP - ARI
Zac Gallen
Madison Bumgarner
SP - ARI
Madison Bumgarner
Expert
Recommendation
60%
Recommended by
31 of 52 experts
40%
Recommended by
21 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 43# 42
Best Rank# 16# 22
Worst Rank# 169# 89
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 116# 118
Best Rank# 109# 102
Worst Rank# 158# 132
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6162
Wins44
Saves00
ERA4.224.50
WHIP1.311.27
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 34# 49
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 43# 52
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 44# 80
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 49# 70
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 34# 46
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 43# 53
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 74# 89
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 60# 62
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 16# 57
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 43# 50
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 40# 63
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 23# 55
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 39# 49
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 30# 34
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 44# 53
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 43# 45
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 50# 54
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 48# 51
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 45# 46
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 33# 55
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 34# 50
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 53# 62
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 40# 56
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 59# 77
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 63# 71
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 40# 46
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 32# 38
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 43# 45
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 18# 24
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 43# 48
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 38# 52
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 22
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 72# 30
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 41# 30
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 35# 32
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 47# 34
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 56# 35
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 61# 37
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 39# 37
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 66# 38
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 52# 41
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 169# 42
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 54# 43
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 51# 44
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 52# 44
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 48# 44
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 46# 44
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 47# 45
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 56# 51
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 54# 52
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 65# 53
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 67# 59
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Zac Gallen
SP - ARI
Zac Gallen
Madison Bumgarner
SP - ARI
Madison Bumgarner
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1534
   
Games Started1534
   
Innings Pitched80.2208.1
   
Wins39
   
Losses69
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed62191
   
Earned Runs2590
   
Home Runs Allowed830
   
Strikeouts96203
   
Walks3643
   
ERA2.813.90
   
WHIP1.231.13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Zac Gallen
SP - ARI
Zac Gallen
Madison Bumgarner
SP - ARI
Madison Bumgarner
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1111
   
Games Started1111
   
Innings Pitched58.668.0
   
Wins44
   
Losses34
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5568
   
Earned Runs2734
   
Home Runs Allowed912
   
Strikeouts6162
   
Walks2218
   
ERA4.224.50
   
WHIP1.311.27
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Zac Gallen
SP - ARI
Zac Gallen
Madison Bumgarner
SP - ARI
Madison Bumgarner
News 
 Zac Gallen gave up two runs on five hits while striking out nine and walking one over six strong innings, taking a no-decision in the D-Backs 5-3 win over the Dodgers on Friday.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Aug 1st
Madison Bumgarner (0-2) took the loss against the Astros on Tuesday, allowing eight runs on seven hits, two walks, and two hit batters. He struck out two in 4.1 innings.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Aug 5th
 Zac Gallen allowed one run on two hits and five walks over four innings Sunday against the Padres. He struck out six in the no-decision.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Jul 26th
Madison Bumgarner allowed two runs on four hits and one walk while striking out five over 5.1 innings in Wednesday's loss to the Rangers. He did not factor into the decision.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Jul 30th
 Zac Gallen allowed two earned runs on five hits while striking out two and walking a pair over 3.2 innings in Saturday's 6-6 tie against the Angels.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Mar 7th
Madison Bumgarner (1-0) allowed three runs on four hits and three walks across 5.2 innings Friday against the Padres. He struck out four.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Jul 25th
 Zac Gallen retired all six batters he faced, striking out one, in two scoreless innings in his spring debut Monday against the Giants.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Feb 25th
Madison Bumgarner was not present for the Diamondbacks' first workout on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 4th
 Steve Gilbert of MLB.com writes Zac Gallen will have to earn the final spot in Arizona's rotation this spring.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Feb 7th
Madison Bumgarner allowed three hits and a walk over 3.2 innings Monday against the Royals. He struck out four.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Mar 10th
Notes 
 It was surprising when the Marlins decided to trade Gallen to Arizona, but we are talking about a franchise that also traded Luis Castillo and Chris Paddack away. Gallen has a nice four-pitch mix, and if he replicates his minor- and major-league success from 2019, you're looking at a Top 50 pick in 2021.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Bumgarner is attractive this year if you're looking for solid volume from your pitchers opposed to high upside. He won't need to be built up, so you can count on consistent production from him all year.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Gallen was so absurdly dominant in Triple-A in 2019 that his MLB performance, while highly impressive, felt slightly disappointing. But his fastball, curveball, and changeup were all plus pitches in the majors, and there's every reason to expect him to continue to grow as a pitcher. There's somehow some question mark around his rotation spot, but cream usually rises to the top, and he should not only be one of the Diamondbacks' five starters, but he should excel. Expect excellent overall numbers and draft him accordingly.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Bumgarner's ERA approached 4.00 last year, but he stayed healthy all year and saw a velocity bump after two injury-plagued years. The move to Arizona is a downgrade considering the park change, but it's not quite as drastic as it would have been without the humidor. Still, Bumgarner's numbers were significantly worse away from Oracle Park last year (2.93 ERA at home, 5.29 away), so it's fair to exercise caution with Bumgarner. But, so long as you recognize him for what he is at this point in his career, he'll likely give you what you expect.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 With innings come strikeouts for Gallen and 2020 is the year he pitches more of them and becomes a relevant Fantasy SP. He is a steal currently and Fantasy owners need to load up on their shares.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData